You Can’t Even Buy Ice Cream These Days Without Left-Wing Messaging
From the folks at Ben & Jerry's, here's a big, fat, heaping portion of liberal politics — when all you wanted was a little dessert
It’s hard to keep track these days of the myriad instances of left-wing messaging that are pushed and promoted through our pop culture.
In an effort to justify their own hysteria during the presidency of Donald J. Trump, liberal influencers have made their creations and words more blatantly political, and even aggressive, toward those with whom they don’t see eye to eye.
You’d be hard-pressed today to even buy a pint of ice cream without having a political statement thrown in your face.
Take Ben & Jerry’s, for example.
The company has not only put out multiple anti-Trump statements through its website and other public statements — it’s even produced packaging for some of its ice cream with a graphic that clearly reads, “Refugees Welcome.”
That’s right. Just as you’re looking to unwind from the day’s political frenzy and grab yourself a treat, you’re faced with yet another example of personal politics and platform pushing.
The packaging is not a total surprise from Ben & Jerry’s, given the company’s (and the founders’) political background and history, but it’s yet another example of the increasingly aggressive liberal messaging that turns up in the most unexpected places.
No word yet on whether Ben & Jerry’s will be housing or hosting refugees within the walls of its own office buildings and factories.
Profits from sales of this particular Ben & Jerry’s flavor that sports the graphic — Home Sweet (Honey) Comb — reportedly will go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a group that aims to support refugees around the globe.
There’s no word yet on whether Ben & Jerry’s will be housing or hosting refugees within the walls of its own office buildings and factories — but don’t hold your breath. The enterprise, like most that are pushing for a higher number of refugees in this country, are likely more interested in the notion of average families with middle-class incomes picking up the tab.
“Put yourself in their [the refugees’] shoes,” says a video promoting the flavor of ice cream — which is currently available in the U.K. “Nowhere to turn. Putting your life on hold. But together, we can change this. The time to act is now, so let’s be on the right side of history.”
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Apparently, disagreeing with the people who make your ice cream now means you’re on the wrong side of history.